Nkasa Regrets Composing “Mose wa Lero” Apologises To Malawians

Phungu Joseph Mkasa

Poetic musician Phungu Joseph Nkasa says he is now regretting composing a masterpiece, Mose wa lero, as the man he heavily praised in the song has turned out to be a “thorn in the fresh of most Malawians”.

Nkasa sprung from his imminent artistic death bed with Mose wa lero in the running up to 2009 general elections in praise of President Bingu wa Mutharika, who he christened ‘later day Moses’.

In the song, Nkasa, famed for his powerful choice of words, said God was smiling at Malawi because of Mutharika’s stewardship, as evidenced by good rains which has resulted into good harvest.

But barely two years after the song endeared Nkasa to the ruling elites, the musician said he is now regretting for composing the song.

In an exclusive interview with Malawi Voice on Friday, Nkasa said he is now walking in town with his head buried because of what Mutharika has turned out to be.

“The president is a powerful economist who managed to instill hope in so many Malawians including myself as he put the country on the road to prosperity before the 2009 elections.

“It was in my view, that he would continue building on that success story in his second term of office, but this was a wish that never came out to be.

“I regret for composing that song, and if it forced some Malawians to rethink their political choice in the 2009 election, all I can say is I’m sorry,” he said.

Nkasa however denied that his latest song Mng’ono wanga, in which he is talking of a king who wants his younger brother to inherit all what he has, was a whip on the Mutharika brothers.

“I composed the song long before the DPP made their choice of the president’s brother,” he said.

Mutharika was credited, both locally and internationally for laying good foundation in his first term of office for the transformation of Malawi from being a poor, primary importing and consuming nation into a self reliant, producing and exporting one.


24 Responses to "Nkasa Regrets Composing “Mose wa Lero” Apologises To Malawians"

  1. mtonga wapayanja  May 12, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Mkasa wanena bwino anayimba yimboyo kwa munthu wolakwika ayenela kupanga regret baxi wosatiso mantha mkasa big deal

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  2. Ethan swithan kalimba  September 19, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Akula gulo koma otantha patsekela.Munthu wankulu wandevu zake koma zoyankhula zake zopusa.Mxiii mkasa ur a fool

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  3. Che nyono  May 9, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Nkasa will very soon change his tune because the wisdom of Bingu in many things is about to come to light. Many Malawians will praise Bingu while he is dead than when he was alive.Nkasa, please stop being stupid.Bufons or embeciles are no good for us.

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  4. Davie  April 24, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Koma mkulu ameneyi ndi panopa aziyimba za Joyce Banda… Yankho la umbuli, anatukwana pokwera posika timuwonera…

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  5. Unknown  April 12, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Mxiii! Fool

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  6. Mr.Bambo  March 4, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Nkasa is indeed a big fool,amakonda kutong’ola,shupiti zake.

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  7. Chiza Gondwe  February 29, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Apa zangoonetseratu kuti mkuluyu ndi wadyera ndi pankomera mvula yadzinja, akukonzekera kukawa winanso.

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  8. sydney phiri  February 29, 2012 at 4:58 am

    Nkasa, ndiwedi chizete or a fool. Bingu’s fortunes or misfortunes and by implication, DPP’s are not by any way attached to your so called song. If I may ask, were you by any way coerced to sing the song? Malawi has better things to do than listen to tantrums from illiterates like you.

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  9. Noble Savage  February 27, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    A Nkasa akakuchosani ntchito ku Ndata basi zaipa? mesa timakupezani ku Ndata inu, mesa munali a supervisor kumeneko? Lero ntchito yatha basi paipa. Anakuchosani chifukwa chani by tje way? Nanga nyimbo ija munaimbira Peter Mutharika nkumati iye ndi Aaron mukupanganso regret? ndikusungiratu ine nyimbo zonsezi. ndipo ndizigawa anthu aziwe kuti ndi ansetekathako. mumvekere mose tenga ndodo umpatse aaroni. shupiti. uchindere wafikapo

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  10. JZU Tembo  February 27, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Tsono Mkasayo abweze zomwe adadya zija.Bwanji osangopempha mwachilungamo munthu opanda nzeru ndi manyazi iwe.Koma Sukuludi ndi yofunika Eti!! Shame ON MKASA.

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  11. mwaza-angati  February 27, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Ho! kodi nkutero?zimene munaimba anakuzani ndani?Zoona zake ndi zoti a Bingu ndi Mose wa lero ngakhale mukanaimba kapena osaimba.Zikuonekeratu kuti poimba nyimboyi munali ndi cholinga choti mupindule.Muziyamba mwaganiza musanachite kanthu Kulepheratu uku mwachitaku. Shame on you..

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  12. True Malawian  February 26, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Bravo Nkasa,,,,I even burnt the copy of that song a year ago and i regret having bought, i wish i had bought something else…Please create another new name for Bingu which should be in line with the current situation in malawi, i have lucifer in mind but i am waiting to hear from you.

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  13. Likango lomera  February 26, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Tili pa diwa he hii ho. wadziwaliti mkasa… singing

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  14. Chidyaudzu  February 26, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Inetu ndimangokuyanani a Nkasa. muziyimba nyimbo zimene zingakhale nthawi zonse

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  15. Hamisi  February 26, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Nosense Mkasa, u shud b ashamed.

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  16. Hard Talk  February 26, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Inunso aNkasa ndinu a chidzete. Mungachite regret ngati umadziwa zakusogolo? Zomwe umakamba zija zinali zoona mu nthawi imene ija, not today. Now its a different story. Does it mean that if you praise somebody today he wont let ou down? You should be crazy for showing your regrets. So you mean you wont vote or sing for someone or if you do that then you are sure they wont let you down? If they do you will also regret? Come on man.

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  17. Banzo  February 26, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Nkasa, even Mose he passed through difficult situation where by Israels critiised him for taking them away from Egypt. They did a lot until Mose got angry. By the Israel were the difficult people, remember they worshiped Idols god when Mose went to the mountain but still when he came back things become quiet good. Your song was spiritual song and now is still valid . If you can say your song was based in politics then I can understand that it’s good to apologise.

    There is nothing that you should be fear of my singing your song you showed the Malawian that you know and fear of God. Whenever God has blessed a nation we need to give thanks and your thanks to God was great hit to Malawian . Don’t be cheated of apologising by those political people . God will still bless you.

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  18. falaoh  February 26, 2012 at 6:35 am

    chisiyeni chipani ndi abingu achinyendese makola.

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  19. bbi  February 25, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Nkasa apa ndiye wagwa nayo. Ki ki ki ki. Olo ulire pano what was done cannot be undone. Mungopeperapo apa, things have now taken a good turn, tikuonerani mukusowa chonena . Bingu ndi dolo!

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  20. mulika  February 25, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Hats off to Nkasa….. I also regret voting for this rubbish heap of a president

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  21. kantigah  February 25, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Munthu akalakwa ayenela kupepesa!!!!

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  22. Bonobos  February 25, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    It teks a man & a word 2 say “sori”

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  23. spokion  February 25, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    to be true inu a nkasa ndinu atidye nawo! ndalama zimene anakupatsani zatha or mwadya za cso all this time you were quiet pano wati ufwamphuke after kadola unadya kwa bingu katha! last you did the same ndi bakili nkhani ya galimoto the same similar behaviour you are showing here! To me i question your moral soundness! if your song was based at the reality then, why regreat now? imwe wamkasa zoona muli normal imwe? sometimes inu ma interviewers you take your interviewee for check up if they are are mentally sound, or just be sure that they are not under influence of kachaso, khanundu and other narcotics otherwise ma response opanda mutuwa mutisanzisa ife ma readers! mxiii ma rabish!

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  24. Amuna ku Ulaya  February 25, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Mkasa is free to retract his song. He is free to burn it and never to be heard. chatha chipani ichi

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